Thursday 21 February 2013

Birthday Recap

Last week was my birthday and there was really nothing significant about it. I had the day off, which I meant I got to sleep in, but no tv meant not having the luxury of watching daytime tv. I spent the day in bed- sleeping, reading and watching DVDs.
I had my phone off so I missed a lot of calls and texts but I did turn my phone on around 10:30pm and spent the next 2.5 hours texting with my friend Eric. He was the only person I spoke to all day and really the only person I had any desire to speak to. It was a fun conversation...but talking to Eric always makes me happy...he's just that awesome. 

So, two days before my birthday, I was in my hometown for a meeting. My mom gave me a card and told me not to open it until my birthday- it was a gift from both of my parents and I haven't decided what to do with it yet- I have a couple of options. I ended up staying at my parents place that night and when I woke up to go to work the next day (aka day before my birthday), I discovered that my sister left a couple of things in my shoe:

Two things I absolutely love! The top picture, are flavoured straws- the straws are filled with little flavoured beads and as you drink the milk through the straw, the flavour comes off the beads and goes into the milk- you start with regular milk and end up with chocolate/vanilla/strawberry milk. Seriously love these things! My sister had been fishing for birthday ideas (she's not subtle) so I flat out told her to get me conversation hearts (second picture) because I love them-even though other people say they taste like chalk- and was having a hard time finding them where I live. She actually ended up getting me 3 packages.

As I was leaving, I thanked her for the gifts and she told me to check my mail, there was more. 

When I was at work, I went to the kitchen to get some water during lunch and when I came back, my co-workers had a card and chocolate cake waiting for me. I was so surprised! It was super nice and thoughtful of them, I definitely appreciated it!

The next day, my actually birthday, I had off and spent it in bed, which I already talked about. I was actually exhausted- I had worked a 12 hour day (regular office hours, committee meeting and United Way Appreciation Night), plus got up extra early for the almost 2 hour drive into work from my hometown- so it was nice to have a day to do nothing.

My sister has amazing timing, because her card and a gift certificate to Yankee Candle (love, love, love) arrived the day of my birthday!
My brother, every year, makes a birthday picture for me in either Word or Photoshop or some other computer program. These pictures are so original and I look forward to them every year. This year, it was a picture of King Kong & Godzilla with jumbled letters around them that spelled out 'Happy Birthday'. 

That's the cake from my co-workers (the missing chunk is what we had the day before, which was barely anything!) and I maybe had a slice for breakfast. As you can see, it's lots of chocolate. I did end up bringing the cake back to work on Friday.

The day after my birthday is when I returned phone calls, text messages, etc from my friends and family.

I know I have a couple more birthday related things that will happen in the coming weeks, but that's basically been birthday 2013.


  1. What a fun cake! Hop you had a fantastic birthday!

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  2. Happy belated birthday! That candy sounds crazy :)
    x Hilary
    P.S. I'm coming from My Three Bittles.